It was a bittersweet victory for West Palm Beach's downtown brewpub Brewzzi City Place this past weekend, as the brewery, which is currently closed after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, won two medals in the U.S. Open Beer Championship. The annual event, which started in 2009 and has its awards ... More >>
Five Florida locations -- four of which are state parks -- are ranked in the top ten places for families to boat and fish in America. The list, put together by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, ranked 100 places around the U.S. and, pretty much a surprise to no one, Florida is right ... More >>
For the past few weeks, I've been reading through, section by section, the latest and probably most all-encompassing book to showcase the craft brewing scene in the state of Florida. Florida Breweries, as it's helpfully and purposefully named, is a primary source on the state of craft beer in the S ... More >>
The following is an op-ed, with some of my frustrations laid out. Holy hell, it actually passed. These were the thoughts that went through my mind Tuesday afternoon when controversial Florida Senate bill 1714 passed to a vote of 30-10, effectively signaling to the booming craft beer industry that t ... More >>
Ah, Florida. Another day, another crapload of cocaine washing up in our waters. This time, however, the cocaine didn't just appear out of nowhere. This load was caught in a Coast Guard Operation off the Gulf of Mexico. And the op, called Operation Martillo -- Operation Hammer! -- yielded more th ... More >>
Chill, West Palm Beach. Take it easy. You too, Fort Lauderdale. Because, according to a new study, you guys are totally stressed out. The research firm, Sperling's Best Places, recently ranked the most-stressed-out cities and, for cities in Florida are atop the list. West Palm Beach, the study sa ... More >>
Capt. Jason Johnson, of Triple J Charters, who had taken a charter out for some yellow tail snapper fishing, spotted a great white shark about six miles south of Key West on Wednesday morning. Johnson described the shark as "docile" and "very curious." So it's totally okay to take your kids up to ... More >>
Nestled between a plethora of sea grape, sabal palms, and towering pines, amongst countless other varieties of grass, flower and shrub, stands the comforting structure that is Peg's Cantina - a venue of Mexican inspired food that just so happens to house Gulfport's own Cycle Brewing. Gulfport is a ... More >>
House Bill 7169, the Florida Senate's alternate legislation to provide 1 million Floridians with needed health coverage, was approved by the Senate on a 38-1 vote. The measure is expected to head back the House, where it was already rejected and probably will be again.
A St. Petersburg woman went and bought herself some weed and cocaine from a local drug dealer. The stash was about $50 bucks worth. But she soon realized that fifty dollars for drugs was way over her budget, and that this impulse purchase was now going to leave her broke.So she did the logical thin ... More >>
Manatees have been dying at a record pace in Florida this year, threatening their overall population. in just the first three months of 2013 alone, the number of sea cow deaths have already surpassed all of 2012. See also: -Manatees Dying Off Both Florida Coasts; Scientists Trying to Figure Ou ... More >>
Better be careful with those glass pieces, because if one state rep has his way, you won't be able to pick up a replacement anywhere in Florida. A new bill floating through the Legislature seeks to ban pipes and bongs from retail outlets. The legislation was filed last December. Right now, it's floa ... More >>
The decor is contemporary and overpoweringly red: red leather booths, cherry wood walls, red curtains, and giant flat screen TVs playing Russian pop music videos. The menu, though, is full of classics. So the three-month old Russia House restaurant has it all: the feel of modern-day St. Petersburg ... More >>
Gone are the days of chalkboards, abacuses, and dunce caps. Nowadays elementary-school students (of a certain social stratus) tote iPads and laptops and get shamed for their stupidity on social media.And while the prospect of Little Billy jumping on Plantation Middle School's wireless network to pol ... More >>
Fresh off a debate victory that ended the race and buried Obama forever, Mittington RoboRomney hit up Florida for a three-city gloat-a-thon in which he gave a couple of stump speeches, shared some stories, took some photos, and uncomfortably got his face wiped over and over again by some random dude ... More >>
Popular real-estate website Trulia.com has been tracking you, international real estate buyers. And now it's telling everybody.While a study released earlier this week found that searches for U.S. homes from other countries has dropped 10 percent on the website since 2011, there was other informatio ... More >>
On Wednesday, reporter New Times Chris Sweeney brought you an interview with St. Petersburg medical researcher Adam Ostrzenski, who says he may have discovered the fabled G spot in a dead 83-year-old.The peer-reviewed paper Ostrzenski wrote about it got a lot of attention in the interblags ... More >>
Man's struggle to find the G spot has been the subject of many a punch line, but a new study shows that it's quite small and not exactly easy to get to. This week, Adam Ostrzenski, a St. Petersburg doctor, published a paper that confirms the "anatomic existence of the G-spot" for the first time ... More >>
More than one in five South Florida residents said their employers were firing workers in 2011, according a Gallup poll released this morning.In a Gallup ranking of the nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas, the "Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach" area ranked 44th out of 50 for job creati ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott signed the third death warrant of his governorship yesterday, this time calling for 65-year-old Robert Waterhouse to get the juice.All three death warrants signed by the governor have been for inmates over age 60.Waterhouse, who was arrested for the murder of a St. Petersburg woma ... More >>
Email comes in, new email allegedly goes out. You can't explain that.Fox News has been accused of distorting its news content in the past. Often.Now, a St. Petersburg man says he sent an email to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, and it ended up being displayed on his show, the O'Reilly Factor. Well, ... More >>
As state legislators consider tougher regulations for companies that refer car accident victims to chiropractors and lawyers, one powerful Broward referral service has a family member gunning for a seat in Tallahassee.State House candidate Merick Lewin is a little-known Republican seeking to ... More >>
ithacalibrary.com"That can't come here." -- Rick ScottNew York's passage of gay marriage equality Friday night has had quite different reactions nationwide -- including a couple down here in the Sunshine State.Former Broward Mayor Ken Keechl announced on Facebook that he's getting married to his ... More >>
A rail car used in the HolocaustThe whole country knows that Governor Rick Scott turned down $2.4 billion in federal stimulus money for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando (and many are blaming that move for his current dismal 29 percent approval rating). But another train project, this ... More >>
via miamiherald.comIn early February, Gov. Rick Scott picked Carl Littlefield to run the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Littlefield quit 17 days later. He stepped down on Monday Feb. 22, the day before a Senate panel was supposed to question him about sexual abuse allegations at a group ho ... More >>
The Smashing Pumpkins' small-venues tour stops in at Revolution on Tuesday.
Photo by Silvia FeuerbachTake six truckloads of South Beach-style lounge furniture and custom lighting, food and booze booths, live music, a fashion show and samba parade, dump them all on the Great Lawn in downtown Delray, charge everybody $15 to get in ($20 at the door, $75 for VIP tickets) and ... More >>
flickr.comState Representative Darryl Rouson, a Democrat from St. Petersburg, wants to ban glass water pipes (bongs) in Florida. He has proposed and backed several bills that would effectively shut down stores that sell these products. His first bill, which never made it to a vote, would have put ... More >>
The annual ArtServe show: a music and fashion mashup.
The answer, apparently, is to exploit Terri Schiavo one more time, as Ave Maria is doing today. The Catholic city, which lies in the swamps east of Naples and was bankrolled by a pizza delivery baron, is staging a mass in Schiavo's honor. Because Schiavo was -- before she slipped into a persistent v ... More >>
WAUMISSWAUMISS (Little Ramona Records)The Carrboro, North Carolina-based duo WAUMISS traces its roots back to Florida, to a series of early-Nineties Tampa and St. Petersburg bedrooms that produced many beautifully skewed pop songs. The musicians who comprise WAUMISS became two of many who wandered ... More >>
For all this talk of who's invited to Gov. Charlie Crist's wedding, has anyone remembered the fire hoses and German shepherds? They tend to occupy the front lines of Republican efforts to quash civil rights, and perhaps they'll make the guest list now that regional gays have announced they're crashi ... More >>
Dance-music gurus for over a decade, does Rabbit in the Moon still have anything left in the tank?
Customers claim AutoNation lured them into bad loans
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And other things the Republican Party wants you to believe on Election Day.
And other things the Republican Party wants you to believe on Election Day.
In Lake Worth's Growing Together, kids don't kick drugs. They're beaten and humiliated.
A mean-spirited VA medical center director has patient care playing distant second to the bottom line
Volunteers spend millions of hours trying to rescue sea turtles. So how come so few people care about busting poachers?
The Norton Museum takes the phrase "dog days of summer" quite literally
If Fort Lauderdale wants to keep the Baltimore Orioles in town for spring training, it just needs to come up with $36 million